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Homebrew Update Notifier Update

Three years ago, I got annoyed enough to hack together a quick cron+shellscript update notifier, but it was never perfect, because the Zenity window liked to steal focus or pop…Three years ago, I got annoyed enough to hack together a … Continue reading

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Amateur Preservationist Tip of the Day: Guarding Against Uncaught Battery Leaks

Since I just had to open an eBay return request for a perfect-looking Super Nintendo cartridge that had been ruined by a leaky battery, I decided to do a thorough…Since I just had to open an eBay return request for … Continue reading

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Concentrated Feels

Last Updated: 2017-08-03 (Added “Day is Done”) 2017-08-04 (Elaborated about “Gates of Dawn”) No matter whether we stand unmoved in the face of tragedy, or cry at the drop of…Last Updated: 2017-08-03 (Added “Day is Done”) 2017-08-04 (Elaborated about “Gates … Continue reading

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Rust: Looping on a member variable without mutably borrowing self

The Story Late last night, I stumbled upon a rather clever hack in one of my Rust projects. I’d been working on an iterator which implements grapheme-aware CamelCase word-splitting when…The Story Late last night, I stumbled upon a rather clever … Continue reading

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Tidying up Amazon wishlist printouts

Whenever I visit the used games store, I like to bring a printout of my Amazon.ca wishlist, since it’s easier to work with than a tiny screen. However, Amazon, for…Whenever I visit the used games store, I like to bring … Continue reading

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Splitting CamelCase without Regex lookahead/lookbehind

I’ve been working to port the brains of my game launcher experiment from Python to Rust for easier refactoring and to eventually offer language bindings other than Python itself and,…I’ve been working to port the brains of my game launcher … Continue reading

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Getting Your Cheap Chinese USB Foot Pedal Doing Useful Things on Linux

Well, I have a Chinese USB foot pedal that I picked up on eBay for $11 CA to play around with but, for ages, it’s been worth bupkiss because it’s…Well, I have a Chinese USB foot pedal that I picked … Continue reading

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